[Clinical and experimental study of spirulina efficacy in chronic diffuse liver diseases]

Lik Sprava. 2000 Sep;(6):89-93.
[Article in Ukrainian]

Abstract

The results of examination of 60 patients presenting with chronic diffuse disorders of the liver and seventy experimental animals with toxic affection of the liver, having been administered spirulina treatments, suggest clinical-and-laboratory effectiveness of this drug. The hepatoprotective properties of spirulina are referrable to its antiinflammatory, antioxidant, membrane-stabilizing, and immunocorrecting actions. In this way the employment of spirulina is believed to be pathogenetically validated in chronic diffuse liver conditions, permitting stabilizing the process and preventing the transformation of chronic hepatitis into hepatocirrhosis.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Carbon Tetrachloride Poisoning / drug therapy
  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury / drug therapy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Immune System / drug effects
  • Liver Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Liver Diseases / immunology
  • Liver Diseases / metabolism
  • Middle Aged
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Spirulina

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Bacterial Proteins